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by jg6075
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Just a quick progress report for myself and others. After the above post, I had an "enough is enough" moment and got back to my old physical therapist and also an orthopedic physical therapist to fix my posture and lower back issues (slipped disc.. which could be contributing somehow?). After recove...
by jg6075
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Quick question, I've been decent but plateaued a bit for the past few months, so I figured I'd try a chiropractor and see what they offered. Big mistake. The past couple of weeks have been rough, but the past couple of days have been the worst pain I've suffered in years. None of my usual tactics ar...
by jg6075
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Just another check in and question. I notice my leg muscles (and some back muscles) get fatigued really easily. For example, I tried an elliptical out of curiosity and my calves were burning instantly. My legs fall asleep all the time. I never had these issues, even in the early parts of CPPS, so I'...
by jg6075
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Making an update half for myself and half as a question. I haven't really felt bad enough to post on here since April, so that's a good sign! I'm slowly trying to reintegrate exercise into my life, which is causing some resistance. Which makes sense, and I'm working through. But I'm noticing a patte...
by jg6075
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

I see. Short walks have always helped for a variety of reasons and can clear your mind for sure. I'm assuming swimming works the same way. My physical therapist also recommended yoga. Yoga sounds intriguing and I already integrate some stretching into my routine, which leads me to my next question: ...
by jg6075
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Thanks, Webslave, I really appreciate the continued support. It sounds like moment to moment relaxation and less emphasis on the 'big picture' is the way to go. I think long walks are wonderful, but my question is: do they agitate the pelvic nerves and muscles at all? When I do them, I feel like I c...
by jg6075
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Feel Like I'm Plateauing

Just some observations I've noticed about myself over the past year or so, I'm curious if anyone has been in the same position I'm currently in or has some insight. I'll start with the positives over the past 18 months: I've managed to take out the emotional component of the pain. I don't ruminate o...
by jg6075
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Just a quick question and observation: I'm frequent noticing the following things happening together frequently: increased nerve pain + muscle aches all around, sensitivity to cold, abdominal or stomach pain, and occasional fatigue. Anyone familiar with this pattern or what it could be? It's current...
by jg6075
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

For me, any exercise doesn't hurt when I'm doing it, but rather hours later... which is what happens with a lot of people from what I've read. In my case, walking has been triggering the classic perineal nerve pain along with the occasional 'wind out of your sails' lower abdominal pain. It's not deb...
by jg6075
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Just a quick update and question. I've been steadily improving. It's really subtle and slow moving, but I feel like pain is not as much of an issue in my conscious thought processes as it used to be. BUT, there is one exception: physical activity. To keep things at bay, I can't really exercise, whic...
by jg6075
Tue May 19, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Thanks!! That helps a ton, you made me realize I'm actually on track then. Guess you just gotta keep moving forward and focus on the positives. Thanks again.
by jg6075
Mon May 18, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

So, for me, I've been making super incremental positive progress. Basically, regaining control over small aspects of my life at a time, all while not consciously realizing it. However, today I had my first mini-flareup in a long time; the stabbing nerve pain, the wind-out-of-your-sails abdominal cru...
by jg6075
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Hey all, I wanna post a personal discovery of the power of the mind. The past few months, I've been going through the motions - nothing really bad, steady improvements on average. However, I've noticed a trend. First of all, I, like many on here, deal with anxiety/depression/OCD and generally have a...
by jg6075
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Re: jg6075's Case/Rambling Story

Just an update, for myself and for others: I've realized the importance of the mental aspect in all this, and things are starting to click. I've noticed a bit of improvement this past year by 1) not worrying about chronic pain, and actively not letting it get to me; 2) relaxing, living in the now; 3...
by jg6075
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The story so far (caedar's case)
Replies: 84
Views: 3453

Re: The story so far (caedar's case)

Cedar, your rational approach to all this is really inspiring. I do think magnesium supplements have helped me somewhat, but whenever I try to apply magnesium lotion anywhere, my skin will itch like crazy! Is that a normal response? I assumed that wasn't good, so I just quit.